Plombage (lucite spheres)

Case contributed by Dr David Clemo Steel

Round lucencies in left hemithorax, overlying the left upper lung zone, are compatible with lucite sphere plombage. This is an older strategy to treat tuberculosis before more effective anti-TB medications were developed.

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Case information

rID: 35019
Published: 19th Mar 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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